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  • Hotel Rwanda

    Hotel Rwanda

    ★★★★

    The sentimental influence of Hollywood blunts the sharp blade of an African holocaust.

    Hotel Rwanda (2004) concerns the Rwandan genocide that had occurred a decade previous – a mass slaughter of Tutsi people, on the grounds of ethnicity, that began within a few hours of reigning President Habyarimana’s assassination. Catalysed by the existing conflict from the Rwandan Civil War, and exacerbated by a prepared political elite known as akazu; what resulted was an eruption of terror and intense violence that…

  • American Ultra

    American Ultra

    ★★★★

    American Ultra is cool as fuck.

    Pulling no punches in terms of violence this visceral story follows a compassionate young stoner with repressed agent training for ninety minutes of carnage.

    Jesse Eisenberg's character has the fighting tekkers of Bruce Lee and the execution skills of the terminator. Wonderfully confused throughout the protagonist finds himself a passenger to his actions as he becomes possessed with a unique killing ability.

    The chemistry between Eisenberg and Stewart was actually quite special feeding some…

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  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★★

    "This is not a love story. This is a story about love"

    (500) Days of Summer is probably deemed a "Rom-Com", it is probably found in the romance section of most stores and websites, it is probably watched by girls at sleepovers... HOWEVER, it is in no way synonymous with the standard of shit churned out by it's genre, and fortunately, doesn't conform to the same notions and structures. And let me say, despite my cynical tone, I am not…

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    I would like to say first that this is one of my all-time favourite films, the range of emotions captured perfectly through Aronofsky's lens make this film almost as anthemic as it's soundtrack!

    Firstly, to elucidate a little upon the kind of raw power and emotional punch this movie packs with it, are the words of Hubert Selby Jr. This is the man who written the original novel "Requiem for a Dream", his response to the film is that it…